Dean - Division of Arts & Humanities, College of Letters & Science
The University of California, Berkeley, seeks a collaborative leader, accomplished scholar, and persuasive advocate for the arts and humanities to serve as the next Dean of the Arts & Humanities Division in the College of Letters & Science.
UC Berkeley is internationally renowned for its comprehensive research excellence and for the opportunities it affords students of all backgrounds. The Berkeley campus is home to more than 31,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduate students. It has over 1,500 ladder-rank faculty across 14 schools and colleges. Located near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the campus sits at the epicenter of imagination and invention.
UC Berkeley is ranked among the top four universities in the world for its programs in the arts and humanities, which prepare students for citizenship in a rapidly changing world and for leadership in fields that value skillful communication, critical and creative thinking, and cross-cultural knowledge. More fundamentally, the Division brings faculty and students together to pursue questions about how human beings can lead meaningful lives. In annual surveys of student satisfaction, the programs in the Division are consistently rated the best at Berkeley.
Berkeley seeks a Dean committed to supporting the Division's array of exceptional departments, disciplines, and academic cultures. The next Dean will work with faculty to articulate a vision for the contributions the Division will make to Berkeley's fulfillment of its public mission. The Dean will advocate persuasively for the Division's programs both within and beyond the campus community. The Dean will manage resources thoughtfully and will work with campus partners, alumni, donors, and foundations to increase philanthropic support for the Division's faculty, programs, and students. The Dean will be committed to building a community whose members advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. As the leader of a division within the College of Letters & Science the largest by far of the campus's colleges the new Dean will have the opportunity to collaborate on college-wide initiatives with Deans of the Divisions of Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Undergraduate Studies.
The successful candidate will have earned a terminal degree by the time of application in a discipline within the arts or humanities and will have a record of scholarship or creative achievement that merits a tenured appointment at Berkeley with the rank of full professor. The Dean will have experience as an academic leader, for example, as a department chair, institute director, or academic administrator, and will have participated in the processes of faculty appointment and promotion. The Dean will have a record of advancing institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Dean will have experience with alumni and donor relations or have clear potential for strength in those areas. The successful candidate will understand the distinctive character and mission of a public university and will have a record of fruitful collaborative efforts to build consensus.
Applicants must submit a CV, preferably with a letter of interest, via WittKieffer's candidate portal or by email. Applicants must also apply directly to UC Berkeley at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02636. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by August 31, 2020.
Confidential nominations, inquiries and applications can be directed to:
The University of California, Berkeley, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
This position is a sensitive position and is subject to a criminal background check. Questions may be referred to Dana Jantz at 510-642-1963 or [email protected].
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